Current Affairs Quiz: March 22, 2021

Current Affairs 22 March 2021 Quiz

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  1. What is the theme of World Oral Health Day 2021?
    A) Think Mouth, Think Health
    B) Act on Mouth Health
    C) Unite for Mouth Health
    D) Be Proud Of Your Mouth
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    World Oral Health Day is observed annually on 20 March, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the issues around oral health.
    The theme for the next three years, 2021-2023 for World Oral Health Day is “Be Proud Of Your Mouth”.
  2. What is the theme of World Sparrow Day 2021?
    A) I LOVE Sparrows
    B) Gauraiya Bachao Abhiyan
    C) People and Sparrows
    D) Rise for the SPARROW
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    Option A
    Explanation:

    World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on 20 March.
    The theme of World Sparrow Day 2021 is “I LOVE Sparrows”.
  3. When is UN French Language Day observed?
    A) March 18
    B) March 20
    C) March 22
    D) March 23
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    Option B
    Explanation:

    UN French Language Day is observed annually on 20 March. The event was established by UN’s Department of Public Information in 2010 “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization”.
  4. Who bagged the gold medal for India in the Women’s 10 Meter Air Pistol in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup?
    A) Yashaswini Deswal
    B) Chinki Yadav
    C) Tejaswini Sawant
    D) Anjum Moudgil
    View Answer
    Option A
    Explanation:

    Yashaswini Deswal bagged the first gold medal for India in the Women’s 10 Meter Air Pistol final of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range, Delhi.
  5. The total number of basic bank accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) reached how many as on March 10, 2021?
    A) 35 crore
    B) 61 crore
    C) 42 crore
    D) 450 crore
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The total number of basic bank accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has reached 42 crore. According to the latest data available with the government, the total number of beneficiaries (account holders) stood at 42 crore, with a total deposits of ₹1,39,864 crore as on March 10, 2021. RuPay cards have been issued to 30.85 crore account holders.
  6. India supplied 20 thousand litres of Malathion 95 percent ULV pesticide to which country under a Government-to-Government Locust Control Programme?
    A) Namibia
    B) Poland
    C) Kuwait
    D) Iran
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    India has supplied a second batch of 20 thousand litres of Malathion 95 percent ULV pesticide to Iran under a Government-to-Government Locust Control Programme.
  7. Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) is a joint venture between India’s Kalyani Group and which country’s defence company which rolled out the first Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) batch for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and army?
    A) Finland
    B) Israel
    C) Latvia
    D) Chile
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) has rolled out the first Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) batch for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and army. The first batch was rolled out from the KRAS facility located near Hyderabad International Airport.
    KRAS is a joint venture (JV) between Indian firm Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.
  8. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has tied up with which institute to set up a Space Technology Incubation Center (S-TIC) in the institute to carry out research and product development in space technology field?
    A) NIT Patna
    B) NIT Mangalore
    C) NIT Rourkela
    D) NIT Jalandhar
    View Answer
    Option C
    Explanation:

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set up a Space Technology Incubation Center (S-TIC) at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT Rourkela) to carry out research and product development in space technology field.
    ISRO will provide an annual grant-in-aid of ₹2 crore for a period of up to two years to NIT Rourkela as seed money for setting up the S-TIC.
  9. Which of the following launched the ‘Sahi Disha’ campaign to celebrate women’s livelihoods and entrepreneurship in rural India?
    A) International Organization for Migration
    B) United Nations Development Programme
    C) United Nations Capital Development Fund
    D) United Nations Environment Programme
    View Answer
    Option B
    Explanation:

    The UNDP has launched ‘Sahi Disha’ campaign to celebrate women’s livelihoods and entrepreneurship in rural India. The Disha initiative, a five-year collaboration between UNDP and the IKEA Foundation, enabled one million women through skilling and counselling services to access job and livelihood opportunities across five states — Delhi NCR, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana.
  10. In order to boost rural innovation and entrepreneurship in the agri-businesses, with setting up of Rural Business Incubation Centre (RBIC) by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) in Gujarat in March 2021, how many such centres are now there in country?
    A) 6th
    B) 5th
    C) 8th
    D) 7th
    View Answer
    Option D
    Explanation:

    In order to boost rural innovation and entrepreneurship in the agri-businesses, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) launched Rural Business Incubation Centre (RBIC) in Gujarat. The seventh in the country and first for Gujarat, the RBIC is set up at Sardar Krushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, in Banaskantha district.
    The centre is being set up with a total project outlay of ₹10.31 crore of which, the NABARD grant assistance is ₹7.81 crore over five years, during which it looks to support 140 new start-ups, of which 125 will be graduated and 102 new products/technologies commercialised.
    Besides, Gujarat, the RBICs are also functional in States of Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal, Telangana, and Madhya Pradesh.

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  1. Where is the HQ of Stop TB Partnership situated?
    A) New York, USA
    B) Paris, France
    C) Ottawa, Canada
    D) Geneva, Switzerland
    View Answer
    Option D

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